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Masters business may not save Golf Hall of Fame

Updated: 04/05/2007 - Masters Week is one of the busiest of the year for the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame's Botanical Gardens, but will it be enough to keep the downtown attraction from shutting down for good?

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Augusta hopes to woo new businesses with Red Carpet Tour

Updated: 04/05/2007 - City leaders certainly know the Masters is a way to get the bigwigs in town, and the hope is they'll fall in love with Augusta and want to stay here...or at least bring their businesses here.

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Another District 10 candidate

Updated: 06/18/2007 - There's another candidate in what is a very crowded field for Georgia's 10th Congressional District. Erik Underwood announced today he's a candidate for Charlie Norwood's seat in the US House.

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Augusta considers selling ad space on city buses

Updated: 03/23/2007 - Augusta is considering renting ad space on city buses. To get a better idea of the possible revenue, the city is looking at successes in other, similar sized cities. It could mean up to $75,000 more a year.

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No smoking ban for North Augusta

Posted: 03/20/2007 - North Augusta has snuffed out talks of a smoking ban for now. Monday night they decided not to move on a ban, hoping to avoid lawsuits other towns in the state have seen.

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SC considers requiring abortion patients to view ultrasounds

Posted: 03/20/2007 - South Carolina is taking up an issue that's also moving through the Georgia Legislature. Governor Mark Sanford says he supports a plan to require women seeking abortions to see an ultrasound of the fetus.

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Controversy at Commission meeting

Updated: 03/20/2007 - There was a large turnout at Tuesday afternoon's Augusta Commission meeting. Some are crying foul about the punishment given to Tom Beck. Neighbors also spoke out about proposed public housing in south Augusta.

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Committee approves $5 million for new dental school

Posted: 03/19/2007 - There's good news in the form of $5 million cash for MCG's new dental school. The Georgia House Appropriations Committee voted in favor of giving the Medical College's new dental school the $5 million it was asking for.

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Whitehead proposes renaming Dental School for Norwood

Updated: 06/18/2007 - State Senator Jim Whitehead (R-Evans) today introduced legislation to pave the way for renaming the School of Dentistry at the Medical College of Georgia for the late U.S. Representative Charlie Norwood, DDS.

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Judge rules against DBE for second time

Updated: 03/15/2007 - An order from a federal judge may change the way the city of Augusta does business. US District Judge B. Avant Edenfield ruled to temporarily stop the program designed to help certain small businesses.

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Augusta Recreation and Parks director suspended without pay

Updated: 03/14/2007 - Augusta Recreation and Parks director Tom Beck has been suspended for ten days without pay, effective immediately. Beck has come under fire in recent months after allegations of harassment and discrimination from his employees.

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How did Augusta land T-Mobile?

Updated: 03/13/2007 - Augusta getting the new T-Mobile call center was a long shot from the start. T-Mobile is based in Washington state, and all of the other cities in the running are out west. The competition was fierce...so how did Augusta win the day?

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Local leaders speak on challenges and triumphs

Updated: 03/08/2007 - Top leaders from Augusta, Columbia County and Fort Gordon got together at Augusta's Pinnacle Club this afternoon for the State of the Region address. They all had very different things to say.

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Commissioners tour Hyde Park

Updated: 03/07/2007 - People in Augusta's Hyde Park community got some special attention today. City leaders took a bus tour of the areas where many of the neighbors say it's unsafe to live. News 12 rode along.

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Laney Walker merchants say panhandling worse after ordinance

Updated: 03/05/2007 - It's been a year since Augusta passed a law cracking down on aggressive panhandling in certain spots. Downtown business owners say it's been effective, but other folks say begging has become a bigger problem.

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City has the money but not the manpower for SPLOST 5

Updated: 03/01/2007 - You voted for a sales tax because you were promised a $20 million exhibit hall, a $40 million judicial center, and a new library for almost $15 million. But so far, not one brick has been laid for any of these projects.

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Walker appeal says jury selection, sentence unfair

Posted: 02/28/2007 - It was another day in court for the Charles Walker camp. Today, his family and his attorneys were in an Atlanta courtroom arguing his appeal. Three judges from the US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard the arguments.

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